Tell multiple government agencies about someone’s death (Tell Us Once)

When someone dies there are often several government departments and agencies that you need to tell. For example, you may need to cancel a passport or driving licence, or to stop your Council Tax or Benefits.

The Tell Us Once service collects information about the deceased (person who has died) and passes it on to the relevant government departments and agencies on your behalf, so you don’t have to contact each one individually.

To use the Tell Us Once service you will need the:

  • Tell Us Once reference number given to you when you register the death
  • name, date of death and National Insurance Number of the deceased
  • contact details, date of birth or National Insurance Number of the next of kin (closest relative by blood or marriage)
  • details of the person or company dealing with the deceased's property, belongings and money (estate)

Report a death through Tell Us Once

You can also call 0800 085 7308 (mobile phone operators may charge for this call). Lines are open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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